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Vivo Works With Megvii for Advanced Mobile 3D Facial Recognition Applications

Vivo Works With Megvii for Advanced Mobile 3D Facial Recognition Applications

Vivo is now working with a facial recognition specialist on 3D face and head modelling technology. The partnership was detailed at last week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, where both companies showed off technology allowing attendees to have their heads scanned and then built into a physical 3D model they could hold in their hands.…

Financial ID Briefing: Naked Payments For Kentucky Fried Chicken

Financial ID Briefing: Naked Payments For Kentucky Fried Chicken

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Biometrics Help The Virtual Bank Teller See You, Hear You FinovateFall 2017 starts today at the New York Hilton, where attendees can have a glimpse into the automated future of finance…

Alipay Enables Naked Payments at Upscale New KFC Restaurant

Alipay Enables Naked Payments at Upscale New KFC Restaurant

Alipay’s facial recognition payment system, Smile to Pay, is seeing its first extension beyond the smartphone in a new restaurant in Hangzhou, China. Called KPRO by KFC, it’s a kind of technologically advanced, upscale version of one of the fast food chain’s restaurants. An open kitchen serving freshly squeezed fruit juice and panini is complemented…

EyeVerify Pivots to Asia, Rebrands as ‘Zoloz’

EyeVerify Pivots to Asia, Rebrands as ‘Zoloz’

EyeVerify is changing its focus and its name. In a new post on the company’s blog, CEO Toby Rush has announced that the company’s new core mission is to provide a mobile-centric identity management platform to ‘underserved and underbanked’ individuals in the Asia region, and that the company is changing its name to Zoloz. The…

Eyeprint ID Could Expand ‘Dramatically’ Across Alipay Base: EyeVerify

Eyeprint ID Could Expand ‘Dramatically’ Across Alipay Base: EyeVerify

A wide swath of Alipay users now have access to Eyeprint ID security, and the company behind the system, EyeVerify, is celebrating the deployment in a new blog post outlining the system’s advantages. An obvious one is ease of use, particularly given that Alipay already employed a facial recognition authentication system using a mobile interface…

EyeVerify Scaling Up After Ant Financial Acquisition

EyeVerify Scaling Up After Ant Financial Acquisition

In the wake of its acquisition by Alipay operator Ant Financial, EyeVerify is scaling up. The Eyeprint ID company has announced plans to increase its staff at its headquarters in Kansas City, where it’s going to “expand its relationship with the University of Missouri Kansas City” and “draw from the extensive local talent pool of…

News Roundup: Background Checks and Major Acquisitions

News Roundup: Background Checks and Major Acquisitions

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to explore the world of law enforcement biometrics while acquisitions, both speculative and real, brought some excitement to the industry news. Fingerprints, facial recognition, and iris biometrics all made headlines, while an interview gave insight into the one of the newest big names in biometrics. – Sign up now…

EyeVerify Reaffirms BioConnect Partnership In Wake Of Ant Financial Acquisition

EyeVerify Reaffirms BioConnect Partnership In Wake Of Ant Financial Acquisition

In the wake of its acquisition by Ant Financial, EyeVerify is doubling down on its commitment to work with BioConnect. The latter two companies first teamed up earlier this summer, with BioConnect aiming to bring EyeVerify’s eye vein biometrics technology to its eponymous multi-factor authentication platform. With EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID system having attracted some considerable interest…

AI-Human Facial Recognition Competition Illustrates State of the Art

AI-Human Facial Recognition Competition Illustrates State of the Art

A human being has beaten a sophisticated artificial intelligence system in a facial recognition competition. He’s no ordinary human, however. Wang Yucheng is famous in his home country of China for his amazing memory, having performed such feats as correctly identifying, on a game show, a certain glass of water from over 500 other nearly identical…

Alipay Facial Recognition Comes To iOS & Android

Alipay Facial Recognition Comes To iOS & Android

Alipay has now launched facial recognition for user authentication on its mobile app. Users with iOS and select Android devices can now use the system for biometric login. The system has been a long time in the making. Reports first emerged of a facial recognition-based system called ‘Smile to Pay‘ back in March of this…

Alibaba Invites EyeVerify CEO To Speak At Conference

Alibaba Invites EyeVerify CEO To Speak At Conference

Alibaba Group, the parent company of Chinese mPayment giant Alipay, has invited the CEO of EyeVerify to speak at its 2015 Hangzhou YunQi Conference. Toby Rush has accepted the invitation, and was likely keen to do so, given the prominence of both Alibaba and the conference. The theme of this year’s event is “Internet +…

News Roundup:Innovation and the Multimodal Future

News Roundup:Innovation and the Multimodal Future

Last week at FindBiometrics, while we continued to talk Time & Attendance in the featured articles section, the conversation in the news was focused on fingerprint scanning, border control and the multimodal future of the industry. Here are all the top stories you need to be prepared for what’s coming this week. Fingerprint Sensors and…

Alipay’s Facial Recognition Developer Raises $47 Million

Alipay’s Facial Recognition Developer Raises $47 Million

Like the mPayment killer app, Apple Pay, Alipay is going to use biometric authentication for payments; but rather than having users scan their fingerprints, the platform will use Face++ facial recognition technology. Face++, a China-based company specializing in facial recognition technology, has raised $47 million in its latest round of funding, according to a TechCrunch…

Skepticism About Alipay Facial Recognition Rises

Skepticism About Alipay Facial Recognition Rises

-The emerging vulnerabilities of mCommerce are a serious threat, but there are viable multi-factor solutions, and sticking with archaic password systems is not a good option.- In the wake of Alipay’s announcement that it is going to use facial recognition technology for user authentication in mobile payments, some are starting to ask if that kind…